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Apr 13, 2009 06:28 PM

In search of THE best Lasagna

Where to go in New York City? All boroughs.

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  1. In Manhattan, two places with first-rate lasagna:

    Campanile -

    Via Emilia -

    For other boroughs, post on the Outer Boroughs board.

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        1. re: aeros

          Why do you ask? Have you been there? (No, I haven't been there.)

        2. re: RGR

          Pietro's has it as a special and it is very good. I second Apizz.

        3. I like Bianca's version. For $11 (or something like that), it's excellent.

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            1. re: KTinNYC

              I second Via Emilia. I also think that Apizz has a very good one as well. I used to love the lasagna at Miss Williamsburg but it closed down. I also heard they serve a good lasagne at PJ Clarkes.

          1. Insieme's Lasanga was the best I've had in the city,

            New York Magazine agrees..
            Ruth Reichl too.

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            1. re: silencespeak

              We tried Insieme's lasagna because of the NY Mag review and found it very disappointing. It was OK, but there wasn't much flavor. Very dull. It was more like good ground meat between sheets of nicely cooked pasta. Small portion with barely any cheese, very very minimal, if any, red sauce, and no bechamel that I could recall tasting.

              I did enjoy the pasta tasting menu at Insieme, though. It was delicious. However, the portions were tiny, the prices were pretty high, and I left there hungry.

              1. re: Slob

                AGREED. Lasagna was really tasteless - sad to say - and I went there only for the lasagna. : /

              1. i dont know if its the best lasagna but Max Restaurant in the East Village has a very delicious lasagna at an affordable price, certainly worth mentioning. It may have a hint of cinnamon. There was definately something extra in there that elevated the dish beyond your usual lasagna. I went there recently for an early dinner, missed the crowds and had a solid meal.

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                1. re: prcentauri

                  sounds like that hint of cinnamon would be in the bechamel. YUM.

                  1. re: Ms.Munchie

                    And it is relatively cheap, at about $12. Plus, I can never finish it and eat it for lunch the next day and tell myself it's therefore only $6. Max's lasagna got me through many a skint period in grad school.